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Achievement First Boards of Directors

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.

Achievement First Network Support Board
Achievement First Brooklyn Board
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board
Achievement First Hartford Academy Board
Achievement First Rhode Island Board
Amistad Academy Board
Elm City College Preparatory Board

 

 

 

Achievement First Network Support Board

  • Officers

    • Andrew Boas, Chair
      General Partner, Carl Marks Management Co., LP
      Westport, CT
    • Tony Davis, Treasurer
      Founder and Managing Partner, Inherent Group, LLC
      New York, NY
  • Directors

    • William R. Berkley
      Chairman and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corporation
      Greenwich, CT
    • Thomas Lehrman
      Managing Partner, Haystack Partners
      New York, NY
    • John Motley
      Founder and CEO, Motley Consulting
      Hartford, CT
    • Elsa Núñez
      President, Eastern Connecticut State University
      Willimantic, CT
    • Valerie Rockefeller
      Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
      New York, NY
    • Ariela Rozman
      Co-Founder, EdNavigator
      Brooklyn, NY

Achievement First Brooklyn Board

  • Board Trustees

    • Deborah Shanley, Chair
    • Romy Coquillette, Vice Chair
    • Jonathan Atkeson, Treasurer
    • Justin Cohen
    • Lee Gelernt
    • L. Priscilla Hall
    • Andy Hubbard
    • Judith Jenkins
    • Christopher Lynch
    • Alison Richardson
    • William Robalino
    • Amy Arthur Samuels
    • Angela Tucker, Parent Representative
    • Warren Young
  • 2019-20 AF Brooklyn Board Meeting Minutes and Agenda

    • Thursday, August 22, 2019, 5:00 pm / AF Network Support, 335 Adams St, Brooklyn
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 335 Adams St, Brooklyn
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 335 Adams St, Brooklyn
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, January 30, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, TBD, Brooklyn
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, TBD, Brooklyn
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, May 28, 2020, 5:30 pm  / AF Network Support, TBD, Brooklyn
      agenda | minutes
    • AF Brooklyn Committee Meeting Schedule can be found here.
  • Additional Committee Meetings

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Kalt, Chair
    • Jim Bennett, Treasurer
    • Marlene Macauda, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Kimberly Bruce
    • Ruben Felipe
    • Debra Hertz
    • Ebrima Jobe
    • Rajeev Lakra
    • Michael Strambler
  • 2019-20 AF Bridgeport Board Meeting Minutes and Agenda

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 pm / Achievement First, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 pm / AF Bridgeport Middle School, 529 Noble Ave
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:00 pm / AF Bridgeport Middle School, 529 Noble Ave
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 5:30 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:00 pm / AF Bridgeport Middle School, 529 Noble Ave
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, May 21, 2020, 6:00 pm / AF Bridgeport Middle School, 529 Noble Ave
      agenda | minutes
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Committee Meetings

    • Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:45 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
  • Additional Committee Meetings

Achievement First Hartford Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Barry Jacobson, Chair
    • Marshall Ruben, Treasurer
    • Patsy Mundy, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Endia DeCordova
    • David Dee
    • Ja Hannah
    • Deborah Prince
    • Lisa Tanen-LaFontaine
    • Alice Turner
    • Alberto Vazquez-Matos
    • Celina Whitmore
  • 2019-20 AF Hartford Academy Meeting Minutes and Agenda

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 pm / Achievement First, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, September 9, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, November 4, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 5:30 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, March 16, 2020, 5:30 pm /  AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, May 11, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
  • Achievement First Hartford Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Monday, September 9, 2019, 4:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, November 4, 2019, 4:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, March 16, 2020, 4:30 pm /  AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, May 11, 2020, 4:30 pm / AF Hartford High School, 305 Greenfield St
      agenda | minutes
  • Additional Committee Meetings
    • AF Hartford Academy Personnel Committee
      Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:00 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.

Achievement First Rhode Island Board

  • Officers

    • Mayor Jorge Elorza, Chair
    • Brian P. Gallogly, Vice Chair
    • Ben Smith, Treasurer
    • Reshma Singh, Secretary
  • Directors

    • John Igliozzi
    • Soraida Morales
    • Macky McCleary
    • Maryellen Butke
    • James Wiley
    • Robert Luciano
    • Percy Ballah
    • Jorge Cardenas
  • 2019-20 AF Rhode Island Board Meeting Minutes and Agenda

    • Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00 am at 370 Hartford Ave, Providence, then, AF Iluminar, 85 Garfield St, Cranston at 11:00 am
      agenda | minutes
    • CANCELLED: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Providence, 370 Hartford Ave, Providence
      agenda | minutes
    • Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:30 am / AF Providence, 370 Hartford Ave, Providence
      agenda| minutes
    • Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Iluminar, 85 Garfield St, Cranston
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, February, 5, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Providence, 370 Hartford Ave, Providence
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Iluminar, 85 Garfield St, Cranston
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Providence, 370 Hartford Ave, Providence
      agenda | minutes
  • Additional Committee Meetings
  • 2018-19 Budget

    • Download the 2018-2019 budget here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Amistad Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Carolyn Greenspan, Chair
    • Tim Pavlis, Treasurer
    • Lorraine Gibbons, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Jane Levin
    • Pat Sweet
    • Albert Maldonado
    • Jennifer Alexander
    • Ethan Tyminski
    • Tyra Smallwood
  • 2019-20 Amistad Academy Board Meeting Minutes and Agenda

    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 pm / Achievement First, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 5:30 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
  • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 4:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 4:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 4:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
  • Additional Committee Meetings

    • Amistad High School Personnel sub-Committee
      Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Amistad Finance Committee Meeting
      Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00 am / Conference line: 712-432-1549 passcode 060378#
      agenda | minutes
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting

Elm City College Preparatory Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Ferguson, Chair
    • Genevive Walker, Vice Chair
    • Laura Saverin, Treasurer
    • Melinda Hamilton, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Patric Gregory
    • Stephanie Ma
    • Prish Pierce
    • Julia Halberstam
  • 2019-20 Elm City College Preparatory Board Meeting Minutes and Agenda

    • Thursday, July 11, 9:30 am / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 pm / Achievement First, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Thursday, December 18, 2019, 5:00 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Tuesday, January, 28, 2020, 5:30 pm / Amistad High School, 580 Dixwell Ave, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:30 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
  • Additional Committee Meetings

    • Executive Committee: September 3, 2:15 – 2:45 pm / AF Network Support, 370 James St, New Haven
      agenda | minutes
  • Archive Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
  • Note

    • Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.